About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club (The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, #1)

Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher’s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?


Emma Yoder is a recently widowed Amish woman who decides to supplement her income by teaching a quilting class. Imagine her surprise when her students turn out to be such a diverse group of people. There's a young widower who wants to finish the quilt his late wife started, a married couple with marital problems, a young woman who feels abandoned by her father, a preacher's wife dealing with problems in the congregation, and there's even a tough biker! How will this soft-spoken Amish woman ever relate to her students? Can they be taught to quilt, or will Emma offer them something more valuable? Will they learn that there's always a positive in every situation, and the ability to forgive and be forgiven is a gift?

I've heard so many good things about the play that is based on this book, and I now totally understand all of the great reviews for The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. This book has everything that you want in a good story: engaging characters, emotional conflict, a wonderful ending, and best of all, an uplifting and encouraging faith message!

"We've sure learned some lessons here while gettin' to know and understand each other, and I think we've also learned quite a bit about love."

Author Wanda E. Brunstetter is well-known for her Amish fiction, but this book features wonderful interaction between Amish people and their 'English' neighbors. There are several happy surprises and lots of feel-good moments, but the best thing is that there are two more books in this trilogy. I recommend The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club to all who enjoy Amish and Christian fiction.

This book was my personal purchase from Barbour Publishers, and I am voluntarily sharing this review.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 


New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. With over 11 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and receive numerous awards.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and family ties. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her  Website  Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest 

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